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Man sentenced to 10 years for Kapaa bank robbery

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LIHUE >> A man who pleaded no contest to robbing a Kapaa bank has been sentenced to a decade in prison.

The Garden Island reports 37-year-old Joshua Michael Carlsen will be required to serve at least six years and eight months before he can be considered for release.

Prosecutors say Carlsen on Jan. 29 entered the Bank of Hawaii in Kapaa with a hood pulled up and presented a note to a teller demanding money. The note said he had a gun but no weapon was brandished.

He was arrested that night along Kuhio Highway.

Police recovered $5,074 from Carlsen’s home. He was ordered to pay restitution for $2,914.72 that was not recovered.

Carlsen had previously served prison time for a heroin and attempted murder convictions.

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